Clove oil has a fresh, sweet, spicy, slightly woody aroma with undertones of citrus.
History: Clove was one of the first spices to be traded in human history. Evidence of cloves has been found in vessels dating as far back as 1721 BC. Native to the Malucca (Spice) Islands, clove was one of the most precious spices of the 16th and 17th century, and control of them spurred expeditions and war. In 1522, Magellan’s ship returned from its fateful trip around the world with a ship loaded with cloves and nutmeg, worth more than their weight in gold. By the 18th century cloves were being grown in Zanzibar, Madagascar, Brazil, Mauritius, Ternate, Tidore, and Tanzania, among other places.
Constituents: Eugenol, eugenyl acetate, caryophyllene and others.
Types of Use: aromatic, home use, topical when well diluted, as a supplement only with advice from a trained professional
Uses: Clove was used anciently as an antibacterial and antifungal agent. It was used in ancient Persia as a love potion, and by healers in India to treat fevers, respiratory ailments, and digestive problems. The bark, leaf, and roots of the clove tree have been used to increase lactation in nursing mothers, although this is not now a recommended use. It is used by dentists to relieve toothaches. Clove is listed as the food with the highest antioxidant content. The essential oil is said to work for two hours to repel mosquitoes and is said to improve digestion, relieve excess gas, uplift the mood, help with mental clarity, and reduce pain by numbing.
Dilution Guidelines: For aromatic use, add 5-10 drops of oil per one cup of water. If using topically, dilute with carrier oil. For household/environmental purposes dilution varies based on intended purpose. Take internally only with advice from a trained professional.
100% pure Therapeutic grade essential oil.